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Tip Tuesday: Extra uses for buttonhole cuttersBy AlexisW on 3/18/14 3:39 PM

Button hole cutter: Off-label uses

-by Amanda.Claire

"I took a shirt making class here in Dallas and the instructor gave us extra ideas about using the button hole cutter differently."

1) Mark pattern notches

2) Mark the legs of a dart

3) Cut to the corners of a cuff placket

4) Cut to the corners of a welt pocket or bound buttonhole

5) Mark the top and bottom of the front placket for the folding line

"Let me know if you know more uses for the button hole cutter. I now use mine a whole lot more!"

Republished with permission from Amanda.Claire.

 

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5 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
dove29 said... (3/22/14 9:53 PM) Reply
First time I've heard of those.
Sewandwrite said... (3/19/14 1:01 PM) Reply
Fine ideas and great illustrations! I intend to use these. Thanks for sharing them.
sewrose said... (3/19/14 9:15 AM) Reply
What a good idea.
AnnieE said... (3/19/14 7:28 AM) Reply
Doesn't look anything like my Grandmother's button hole cutter!
Celticstitcher said... (3/18/14 3:57 PM) Reply
now there's a tool I didn't even know existed lol x

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